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Jan 1, 2013 12:00am PST
things, and, wow, we hit it off. >> reporter: in january of 1973, while attending uc berkeley, steve landed his dream job with how let's packard. >> they hire med to design their hand--- they hire med to design their hand-held calculator, and it was the first scientific calculator ever, the wing that changed everything for the world. it cost $400 when it was new. in today's money, what is that, $2,000? so they were very valuable. and then i was working on designing some of the chips that were inside these calculators from hewlett- packard. a real highlight of my life, one of the greatest companies in the world, and i wanted to work there forever, i would be an engineer for life at hewlett- packard. >> luckily for us, that was not the case, steve joshes convinced him to go -- steve jobs convinced him to go into business, and it was a match made in heaven. they debuted the apple 1 at the home brew computer club. a diy gathering for like-minded engineers. it caused a commotion. >> that caused a lot of people to start believing we could have a computer in the home some day, and we were t
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